The follow up model to the Infiniti QX50 SUV will be influenced by the QX Sport Inspiration Concept and will debut early this fall.
Nissan’s premium brand will be unveiling a successor to the QX50 SUV at the Paris Motor Show in the autumn, according to a report by Motor1.com. The new SUV will have a look that reflects the brand’s new design paradigm and will likely take cues from the QX Sport Inspiration Concept, which debuted at the Beijing Motor Show earlier this year.
“We have a history of showing concept cars that kind of predict our future,” Infiniti Product Planning Director Keith St Clair said at a press conference covered by Motor1.com, implying a connection between the concept and the upcoming QX50 replacement.
Though we don’t know how many of the design cues from the concept will make it to the production model, the new midsize SUV will likely feature a similar double-arch grille and focused “human-eye” headlights along with the “crescent-cut” C-pillar of the concept.
While Infiniti may lag behind the German premium marques with regard to sedans, SUVs and crossovers are central to the brand, making up 63 percent of U.S. sales for the first 6 months of this year.